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Yattarna Chardonnay. Penfolds 2014

Member Review by barbkerr:

Colour of pale wee. Aroma of fresh chips with plenty of salt and vinegar. Tastes bright and fruity. Didn't match with food - this is my fault, not the wine's. (I tried to match it with a tuna mornay... the mornay overwhelmed it.)

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Penfolds Wines:
  Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine ... Read more
  Tired of boring old wines from Australia? No? Then you can probably thank Penfolds Wines. Penfolds, founded in 1844 by Mary and Dr. Penfold (Mary gets top billing since she took care of most of the early management and winemaking responsibilities), has completely revolutionized not only its own product lines throughout the years, but also many wines in Australia as a whole. The wine produced by Penfolds was originally prescribed as tonic wines for anaemic patients, with the wine made from Grenache. By 1870, with 60 acres under vine, they were producing many more wines. In the 1920s and 1930s, Penfolds was known for its fortified wine, like many other wineries in the area. 1943 marked the start of a massive expansion for Penfolds Winery, with first the acquisition of Auldana Vineyard and its winery, and then the purchase of Kalimna Vineyard in 1945. By the end of the decade, they owned vineyards in McLaren Vale, Griffith, the Hunter Valley, and Minchinbury. Around the same time, winemaker Max Schubert returned from oversees with a completely new vision for the future of the winery. In the 50s, he started experimenting with the red wine he called Grange, which is a mix of primarily Shiraz and a little Cabernet Sauvignon, and by the 1960s the wine had spread across the Australian wine industry. Not wanting to stop with merely one of the most successful wine projects in the history of Australia, Penfolds Wines started the “White Grange” project in the 1990s, leading to the immensely popular and publicized release of the Penfolds Yattarna Chardonnay. Peter Gago became their Chief Winemaker in 2002, and he, along with three winemakers in charge of red wine and one in charge of white, continue the tradition of experimentation and evolution. Read less

Member Reviews for Yattarna Chardonnay. Penfolds

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Snooth User: barbkerr
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3.50 5
Vintage: 2007 06/14/2009

Colour of pale wee. Aroma of fresh chips with plenty of salt and vinegar. Tastes bright and fruity. Didn't match with food - this is my fault, not the wine's. (I tried to match it with a tuna mornay... the mornay overwhelmed it.)


Snooth User: waddi
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1.00 5
Vintage: 2007 10/16/2009

Relying on the Penfolds quality name -I purchased a bottle of Penfolds Koonunga Hill Chardonnay 2007 at Woolworths Liquor in Griffith, NSW, Australia, 15 October 2009. Reduced to $10.97. The nose evoked honey but on the palate was a displeasing after taste similar to honey when over heated. I summise that the wine in this bottle is oxidised - a lingering after taste of fermented straw with acidic overtones..


Snooth User: ywang
22503627
2.50 5
Vintage: 2007 09/13/2009

Two and a half glasses


Snooth User: colinrchorley
330901,228
4.00 5
Vintage: 2005 01/01/2008

A nice subtle buttery taste.


Snooth User: HeadOrange
2863161
3.50 5
Vintage: 2002 03/06/2009

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: caryblack
6831318
3.50 5
Vintage: 1996 05/21/2008

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Yattarna Chardonnay. Penfolds

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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2010 11/12/2013

Weisse Steinfrüchte wie weisser Pfirsich in der Nase, dazu Cashewnüsse, Nougat und subtile, exotische Würznoten der Eiche. Im Gaumen elegant und harmonisch, Zitrusfrüchte, dazu wieder weisser Pfirsich mit einem Hauch Nougat, umgeben von einer wunderbaren mineralischen Säure, die für eine tolle Struktur und ein langes Finish sorgt.


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Vintage: 2009 01/03/2013

Tangy, focused, spicy and refreshing, with a line of acidity making the wine mouthwatering underneath flavors of lime, grapefruit and green apple. Tightly wound, this has the intensity to expand its flavor profile with cellaring. Drink now through 20... Wine Spectator. A Chardonnay wine from in Australia. 2009 Penfolds Chardonnay Yattarna 750ml


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Vintage: 2009 11/14/2013

Tangy focused spicy and refreshing with a line of acidity making the wine mouthwatering underneath flavors of lime grapefruit and green apple. Tightly wound this has the intensity to expand its flavor profile with cellaring. Drink now through 2021.-H.S. Wine Spectator.


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Vintage: 2008 06/07/2011

This year's Yattarna was sourced from Tasmania (89%) and the Adelaide Hills and was aged for nine months in French barriques, 49% of them new. Pale straw in color, moderately intense aromas of barely ripe pear, nectarine and peach pit easily lift fro... Chuck Hayward. A Chardonnay wine from in Australia. 2008 Penfolds Chardonnay Yattarna 750ml


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2008 11/12/2013

Noten von Grapefruit und Zitrone, die sofort aufsteigen. Dahinter erscheinen Aromen von duftendem Jasmin, Kiwis und weissen Steinfrüchten – sofort bemerkt man den Anteil der Trauben aus den Adelaide Hills (wenn auch nur 5%). Der Yattarna ist dicht und fein, linear und definiert. Ein Geflecht aus Zitrone, Limetten Früchten gerösteten Nüssen. Jetzt schon trinkbar, aber die noch zu erwartenden Komplexitäten, kann nur die Zeit in der Flasche liefern.


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Vintage: 2008 08/31/2011

Yattarna Chardonnay 2008 - Penfolds : Yattarna Chardonnay 2008 - Weißwein von PenfoldsDie Kreation eines Weißweines, der sich an den Maßstäben eines Grange orientieren kann, das war das Ziel eines Kellereiprojektes, eingebunden in eines der umfassendsten australischen  Wein- und Forschungsprogrammes. Als 1998 der erste Jahrgang (1995) eines Penfolds Yattarna auf den Markt kam, war er das vorläufige Ergebnis. Und doch haben es sich die Penfolds Winemaker zur Aufgabe gemacht, die Qualitätsmöglichkeiten von Jahr zu Jahr zu erweitern, schrittweise - wie auch der Name Yattarna, aus der Sprache der Aborigines verrät.Nach der Vergärung wird der Chardonnay für 9 Monate zur Hälfte in ein- und zweijährigen französichen Eichenbarriques gereift und findet Vollendung während einer dreijährigen Flaschenlagerung.Ein besonderer Genuss zu gut zu gratinierten Austern, Krabben im Blätterteig, gegrilltem oder in Butter gebratenem Fisch, Hühnchen in sahnigen Saucen (auch Frikassee).Weingut: PenfoldsLand: AustralienRegion: Barossa ValleyRebsorte: ChardonnayInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 13,25 Vol.%Säuregehalt: 6,5 g/lRestsüße: trockenLagerfähigkeit: 10 - 15 Jahre ab JahrgangFassreife: in BarriquesEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 11 °C Barossa Valley


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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
Vintage: 2007 04/21/2010

Frisches Bouquet nach Melonen und Nektarinen duftend. Feine Tannine, ausgewogen und harmonisch, weicher und sauberer Abgang. Ein sehr angenehm zu trinkender Wein.


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